Our Past Activities

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Join us for a presentation on the relationship of ikebana to the practice of tea as well as to daily life from the 1600s to today. We will look at how ikebana was part of an expansion of artisan...
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Mass protests have been seen across Myanmar since the military seized power in February. Join us virtually on April 27th at 5:00 pm ET for a K-12 educator workshop which will include an interview...
Sunday, April 25, 2021
The European Studies Center is offering grants of up to $6,000 for K-12 world language teachers to participate in immersive summer language programs. For more information, contact Samantha Moik (...
Monday, February 1, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
The year 2020 emphasized globalization and the shared experiences of a global pandemic, climate change, and social justice movements in communities across the world. The 20/20 Visions project...
Sunday, June 14, 2020 to Saturday, July 31, 2021
 The National Consortium for Teaching About Asia is offering a unique opportunity for K-12 educators this summer. We are offering six free online NCTA East Asia seminars, each with...
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Communist revolution in the 20th century was reliant on a profound change in individual consciousness. It is not surprising that communist ideology spoke forcefully and often about creating “new...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
A virtual round table series hosted by The European Studies Center As part of the ESC’s 2019-2020 Year of Memory and Politics, this month we explore borders and contested...
Friday, March 6, 2020
Every year at the beginning of March, the High School Japanese Speech Contest takes place at the William Pitt Union on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland Campus. Japanese language learners of all...